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Inglewood cooked its books to lure NFL team, former accounting manager says

The lure of the NFL was just too much for Inglewood, a former city employee charges in a federal lawsuit. Barbara Ohno, Inglewood's former budget and accounting manager, claims that the future home of the Los Angeles Rams massaged its accounting books to mask its financial problems. In the complaint,...

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  • Where to eat near LAX

    Where to eat near LAX

    LAX may have upgraded its in-terminal food offerings, but the restaurants ringing the airport still provide better, more diverse, and cheaper ways to fuel up before or after flying into the city. Here are 10 places to eat within 5 miles of Lot C, rental car returns and the gates. Listed alphabetically,...

  • Five great brewed-in-L.A. IPAs to drink right now

    Five great brewed-in-L.A. IPAs to drink right now

    Love 'em or hate 'em, the popularity of India Pale Ales in Southern California cannot be denied, and there are more choices than ever for hop-forward IPAs from Los Angeles breweries. Forget the big names from San Diego, here are some new IPAs (and one classic) from local breweries that deserve...

  • Buzzed-about Three Weavers brewery opens Saturday

    Buzzed-about Three Weavers brewery opens Saturday

    In a slate gray industrial building in Inglewood, a towering grain silo marks the newest tenant of the building - Three Weavers Brewing Co., a new project from a small team of industry veterans led by financial planner, entrepreneur and home brewer Lynn Weaver that is already generating considerable...

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  • Three new craft beer destinations to visit this weekend

    Three new craft beer destinations to visit this weekend

    Tired of your usual craft beer haunts? You’re in luck, as this weekend sees three hotly anticipated destinations open — plus an anniversary party. What’s up? Arcade games, cult-favorite snacks, more craft beer retail offerings and an all-new brewery and tasting room for one of L.A.’s oldest breweries. ...

  • Police investigate possible kidnapping at Inglewood shopping center

    Inglewood police are investigating a possible kidnapping after receiving a call from someone who said they saw two men shove a woman and infant into a car trunk in a shopping center parking lot. The witness told police the woman was approached around 11 a.m. Saturday and was forced to hand over...

  • Inglewood must pay $117,741 for 'meritless' lawsuit against critic, judge rules

    Inglewood must pay $117,741 for 'meritless' lawsuit against critic, judge rules

    A federal judge Thursday ordered the city of Inglewood to pay the legal fees of a local resident whom the city unsuccessfully sued for using snippets of City Council meetings in YouTube videos that were critical of elected officials. In a 12-page decision filed Thursday, federal Judge Michael Fitzgerald...

  • No hazards found at Inglewood courthouse after 'powdery substance' spotted in mail

    No hazards found at Inglewood courthouse after 'powdery substance' spotted in mail

    The wheels of justice at the Inglewood Courthouse were brought to a standstill Monday when a court employee reported that he'd been burned by a "white powdery substance" from an envelope, officials said. The man was taken to a hospital and 14 others who were working on the second floor of the courthouse...

  • Savor the last days of summer: Five restaurants with open patios - and craft beers

    Savor the last days of summer: Five restaurants with open patios - and craft beers

    The last hurrah of summer is upon us, and while you could use the long Labor Day weekend to try to squeeze in all the summer fun activities that you never quite got around to, why not just take it easy for an afternoon? Stake out a choice spot on one of these beer-friendly patios, sip on a few...

  • Topless maid convicted of killing, nearly decapitating retired police officer

    A topless maid and masseuse was convicted this week of killing her client, a retired Redondo Beach police officer, prosecutors said. Robert Crigler hired 36-year-old Centia Renee Martin on Jan. 10 and his dead body was found three days later at his Inglewood apartment, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Inglewood cannot claim copyright over council videos, judge says
    Inglewood cannot claim copyright over council videos, judge says

    A federal judge found Thursday that YouTube videos using snippets of Inglewood City Council meetings do not violate copyright law, and dismissed an unusual lawsuit the city had filed against the resident who created the videos.

    In a 21-page decision filed Thursday, federal Judge Michael Fitzgerald...

  • More bottles of beer for you: 2 more L.A. breweries begin bottling
    More bottles of beer for you: 2 more L.A. breweries begin bottling

    Having a wide variety of local brews on tap at bars and restaurants around town is a sure sign of a thriving craft beer scene, but there’s just something about kicking back at home and cracking open a bottle from your favorite Los Angeles brewery. It really helps you feel like we’re finally living...

  • Ezell Ford's family holds memorial a year after his death
    Ezell Ford's family holds memorial a year after his death

    The family of Ezell Ford, whose fatal shooting became a local rallying cry against police killings, held a memorial service Saturday afternoon to observe the one-year anniversary of his death.

    The service was held at Inglewood Park Cemetery and attended by friends and family.

    The 25-year-old African...

  • After the Watts riots, a transformative shift in Inglewood
    After the Watts riots, a transformative shift in Inglewood

    Columns of smoke darkened the sky along the Harbor Freeway as 11-year-old Richard Rankin rode home to Inglewood through South Los Angeles. His father shushed him from the driver's seat when he asked about the fires.

    It would have been awkward to explain a race riot to a trio of sixth-grade boys...

  • 2nd Special Olympics athlete from Ivory Coast reported missing
    2nd Special Olympics athlete from Ivory Coast reported missing

    A second Special Olympics athlete from Ivory Coast was reported missing on Tuesday, hours before he was scheduled to fly out of Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

    Abidjan Ouattara, 24, was last seen about 11 p.m. Monday at the Adventurer Hotel in Inglewood where his team had been...

  • Inglewood sues resident over YouTube videos using council footage to bash mayor
    Inglewood sues resident over YouTube videos using council footage to bash mayor

    The documentary-style videos that Joseph Teixeira has posted on YouTube under the name "Dehol Truth" are not flattering to Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr.

    One opens with the mayor boasting at a City Council meeting about Inglewood's efforts to improve traffic flow around the Forum. Pivoting...

  • NFL in L.A.? Here are some predictions for the next few months
    NFL in L.A.? Here are some predictions for the next few months

    The next few months are crucial for the NFL.

    With St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke proposing a stadium in Inglewood, and the owners of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders backing a competing project in Carson, the stars are aligned for something to happen. The league could be on the verge...

  • $50,000 reward may be offered in decapitation killing of Inglewood man
    $50,000 reward may be offered in decapitation killing of Inglewood man

    Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts says he's never believed in using monetary rewards to help solve crimes. 

    That changed with the killing of Robert Hollis. Hollis, a 75-year-old blind man known as "Mr. Bojangles," was found decapitated Thursday afternoon in his Inglewood apartment.

    Butts, who served...

  • Man's body found decapitated in Inglewood apartment
    Man's body found decapitated in Inglewood apartment

    Every day, 75-year-old Robert Hollis walked the courtyard of the Villa Glen apartment complex in Inglewood, using a decorative wooden cane to navigate the path he could not see before him.

    Though legally blind, he lived alone, shopped for his own groceries and sang in a church choir. On Wednesday,...

  • Man's body found decapitated in Calif. apartment
    Man's body found decapitated in Calif. apartment

    Every day, 75-year-old Robert Hollis walked the courtyard of the Villa Glen apartment complex in Inglewood, using a decorative wooden cane to navigate the path he could not see before him.

    Though legally blind, he lived alone, shopped for his own groceries and sang in a church choir. On Wednesday,...

  • Blind man, 75, found decapitated inside Inglewood apartment
    Blind man, 75, found decapitated inside Inglewood apartment

    A 75-year-old blind man was found decapitated Thursday inside an apartment in Inglewood, officials said.

    Robert Hollis of Inglewood was decapitated, but further information about his death will not be released, said Lt. David Smith of the L.A. County coroner's office.

    Family members told KABC-TV...

  • Ryley Walker explores a pastoral past with mesmerizing folk set at the Echo
    Ryley Walker explores a pastoral past with mesmerizing folk set at the Echo

    Luckily, no bones were broken across an hour-long solo set that showcased Walker¿s deft hands and guitar illuminations.

  • Shots fired outside Inglewood bank during armored-truck holdup
    Shots fired outside Inglewood bank during armored-truck holdup

    An armored-truck driver fired nine shots at a thief who got away with two bags of cash Friday morning outside an Inglewood bank, police said.

    No one was struck in the shooting, and police are searching for the suspect, Inglewood police Lt. Neal Cochran said.

    Shots rang out about 8:47 a.m. after...

  • San Pedro fire burns two homes; 133 firefighters on scene
    San Pedro fire burns two homes; 133 firefighters on scene

    More than 130 Los Angeles firefighters responded to a residential fire that burned two homes and vegetation in a San Pedro neighborhood on Friday, officials said.

    A helicopter helped firefighters battle the blaze, which took less than an hour to get under control. The fire broke out shortly after...

  • Former South Bay schools chief fired after pay scandal sues district
    Former South Bay schools chief fired after pay scandal sues district

    A former South Bay schools superintendent fired last year following a furor over his $750,000-plus annual pay package is suing the Centinela Valley Union High School District for wrongful termination, age discrimination and other alleged legal violations.

    In a lawsuit filed this week, Jose A. Fernandez...

  • Lack of transparency on NFL stadium proposals
    Lack of transparency on NFL stadium proposals

    The decision to put NFL stadium proposals on the ballot, first in Inglewood and now in Carson, may seem noble. After all, at the center of our democracy is the right of the people to vote. But this maneuver is not about letting the public have a say; it's actually a shortcut to avoid public scrutiny...

  • U.S. faces top international teams in world cup wrestling at Forum
    U.S. faces top international teams in world cup wrestling at Forum

    Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs will lead the U.S. against the world's top teams in the 2015 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup at the Forum this weekend.

    Three-time defending champion Iran and current world champion Russia figure to be the favorites, with the Americans, who have finished third for...

  • Datebook: '80s L.A., women photographers, Inglewood's architectural stage
    Datebook: '80s L.A., women photographers, Inglewood's architectural stage

    The L.A. photographs of Robert Rauschenberg, images by female photographers and a benefit exhibition that pays tribute to filmmaker Isaac Julien. Plus, Los Angeles graffiti artists and a talk about the evolving streetscape of American cities. Here are six things to do in Los Angeles and beyond...

  • Where to eat near LAX
    Where to eat near LAX

    LAX may have upgraded its in-terminal food offerings, but the restaurants ringing the airport still provide better, more diverse, and cheaper ways to fuel up before or after flying into the city. Here are 10 places to eat within 5 miles of Lot C, rental car returns and the gates. Listed alphabetically,...

  • AEG, falling behind in fight for NFL stadium, takes the gloves off
    AEG, falling behind in fight for NFL stadium, takes the gloves off

    Last month, Carson Mayor Jim Dear took a call from a top executive at sports and entertainment giant AEG.

    Ted Fikre, the company's vice chairman, wanted to talk about the stadium that the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders plan to build in the South Bay city.

    Fikre told Dear the project wouldn't...

  • How NFL stadium promoters are snowing the city of Inglewood
    How NFL stadium promoters are snowing the city of Inglewood

    The Inglewood City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to build a $1.86-billion National Football League stadium in their municipality.

    The vote proves nothing, except that money causes blindness.

    In this case, the money includes the nearly $120,000 in campaign donations the stadium's...

  • Party time in Inglewood after council votes to OK stadium plan
    Party time in Inglewood after council votes to OK stadium plan

    After four hours of public comment, financial analysis and questions for traffic planners and noise consultants, the vote by the five members of Inglewood's City Council to approve plans to build an NFL-caliber stadium was swift and unanimous.

    And when it was through, Mayor James Butts had one...

  • Are team owners with NFL stadium plans just flirting with L.A.?
    Are team owners with NFL stadium plans just flirting with L.A.?

    So now the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders want to share a new 68,000-seat football stadium in Carson. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke already is moving on plans to build an 80,000-seat stadium and multi-use complex at the former Hollywood Park site in Inglewood. AEG's proposal for...

  • Plans for NFL-caliber stadium in Inglewood advance quickly
    Plans for NFL-caliber stadium in Inglewood advance quickly

    Plans to build an NFL-caliber stadium in Inglewood — a well-guarded secret just weeks ago — are moving at lightning speed and could get approval from city leaders as soon as at a Feb. 24 council meeting.

    Election officials confirmed Thursday there are more than enough valid signatures to put the...

  • Inglewood NFL stadium plan advances as petition signatures verified
    Inglewood NFL stadium plan advances as petition signatures verified

    Plans to build an NFL-quality football stadium in Inglewood cleared another hurdle Thursday as election officials confirmed that enough petition signatures had been verified to put the initiative on the ballot.

    The Inglewood City Council also has the option to approve the plan outright, possibly...

  • Vaccinations become off-limits in many online forums
    Vaccinations become off-limits in many online forums

    Heather Crist Paley loved the private Facebook page where she could seek out advice from other mothers on such topics as finding a good nanny and the safety of raw milk.

    There was only one subject she knew was prohibited — vaccines.

    But when another member linked to an article on measles, the Los...

  • Mother and child killed in fast-moving Inglewood apartment blaze
    Mother and child killed in fast-moving Inglewood apartment blaze

    A mother and child were killed in a fast-moving apartment fire Thursday morning in Inglewood, authorities said.

    The blaze started about 2:30 a.m. in one unit of a three-story apartment building in the 600 block of Queen Street and quickly spread to a second, forcing its residents to flee, Los Angeles...

  • NFL stadium easily clears ballot hurdle in Inglewood
    NFL stadium easily clears ballot hurdle in Inglewood

    The bid to put a professional football stadium in Inglewood gained speed Monday as organizers filed more than twice as many signatures as they needed to put the project to a vote.

    A group financed by Hollywood Park Land Co., which wants to build an 80,000-seat NFL-caliber stadium at the old racetrack...

  • Man killed, guard injured in gunfight outside Inglewood nightclub
    Man killed, guard injured in gunfight outside Inglewood nightclub

    A gunman was killed early Saturday morning and a security guard was injured during an exchange of gunfire at the entrance of a popular Inglewood nightclub, police said.

    Witnesses said the gunman argued with the guard at the Savoy Entertainment Center in the 200 block of South La Brea Avenue just...

  • Inglewood recalls Lakers' years at Forum, remains wary of Rams' plan
    Inglewood recalls Lakers' years at Forum, remains wary of Rams' plan

    Bob Watson remembers when "Inglewood: The City of Champions" banners hung from the light poles on Manchester Boulevard. The Lakers were dominating professional basketball and their success had helped make their arena — the Fabulous Forum — one of American sports' most recognizable venues.

    All of...

  • Inglewood NFL stadium plan is no guarantee Rams will come to L.A.
    Inglewood NFL stadium plan is no guarantee Rams will come to L.A.

    The fitful two-decade effort to return an NFL team to Los Angeles seemed to reach a watershed moment this week with one NFL owner's proposal to build a stadium in Inglewood.

    But the initiative has done nothing to dim the hopes of others claiming that they can make the best home for pro football...

  • The NFL prepares to squeeze L.A. -- and St. Louis -- just a little bit tighter
    The NFL prepares to squeeze L.A. -- and St. Louis -- just a little bit tighter

    Announcements of possible NFL team relocations often cause the same frissons of expectation and trepidation in their target communities as videotaped threats from unknown terrorist groups. In both cases, projections of what might happen do battle with the sheer unlikelihood of anything happening....

  • NFL stadium in Inglewood could mean a billion dollars, 40,000 jobs
    NFL stadium in Inglewood could mean a billion dollars, 40,000 jobs

    If Rams owner Stan Kroenke has his way, an NFL stadium will be built in Inglewood.

    What would that mean for this L.A. County city, a mostly low-income area where the majority of residents are African American and Latino?

    A billion dollars per year for the local economy plus 40,000 new jobs -- many...

  • Side view, big picture
    Side view, big picture

    Jett was having a conversation with his girlfriend in Inglewood in her parked car. Above them, inbound planes headed toward Los Angeles International Airport.

    As they were talking, Jett took notice of the beautiful sunset reflected in the car’s side view mirror and waited for the right moment.

    ...

  • Body found on fire near Inglewood 7-Eleven
    Body found on fire near Inglewood 7-Eleven

    Police made a grisly Christmas Eve morning discovery near an Inglewood 7-Eleven: A body was found on fire.

    Los Angeles County firefighters were dispatched to the 1000 block of La Brea Avenue about 6 a.m., officials said.

    Responders found the man’s body aflame, an Inglewood police official said.

    ...

  • Hits and misses populate KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas gig
    Hits and misses populate KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas gig

    The hits just kept on coming, in many shades of distortion: Soft rock, indie rock, pop rock, arena rock, grunge rock, synth rock, ska rock, all merged into a mess of fist-pumping anthems with shout-along choruses.

    On Sunday, the second night of commercial rock radio powerhouse KROQ's 25th annual...

  • Rosemead cemetery aims to be a model of drought-tolerant landscaping
    Rosemead cemetery aims to be a model of drought-tolerant landscaping

    Beverly and Jim Morten were happy to see it: rain washing over the gravestones at Savannah Memorial Park, pooling water in the shallow, rock-lined holes around crape myrtles they helped plant.

    "Maybe this is going to be a good year for rain," said Beverly Morten, 56, who along with her husband...

  • Pat Quinn dies at 71; L.A. Kings coach in mid-1980s
    Pat Quinn dies at 71; L.A. Kings coach in mid-1980s

    When Pat Quinn left Philadelphia to coach the Kings for the 1984-85 National Hockey League season, he brought along his law school books and squeezed in enough study time to complete his degree at the University of San Diego.

    That legal knowledge proved useful when he was accused by the NHL of...

  • Five great brewed-in-L.A. IPAs to drink right now
    Five great brewed-in-L.A. IPAs to drink right now

    Love 'em or hate 'em, the popularity of India Pale Ales in Southern California cannot be denied, and there are more choices than ever for hop-forward IPAs from Los Angeles breweries. Forget the big names from San Diego, here are some new IPAs (and one classic) from local breweries that deserve...

  • The Black Keys hit hard at sold-out Forum concert
    The Black Keys hit hard at sold-out Forum concert

    Whether intentional or not, the Black Keys did an odd thing Thursday at the Forum. The rock duo, doubled to a quartet on the road for extra heft, opened a little sloppy and loose on the beat, like rock 'n' roll should be when the goal is as much expression as perfection. 

    To start "Lonely Boy,"...

  • Datebook: Mushroom clouds, FBI files, land art and lots of photography
    Datebook: Mushroom clouds, FBI files, land art and lots of photography

    Photographers who documented landscape, street scenes and the San Fernando Valley’s pornography industry, plus an exhibition that brings together L.A. and Latin America, abstractions made with books, and a show about the artistic interventions of an Italian architect. Also, a 1976 work of video...

  • Former state Sen. Wright's jail term ends quickly
    Former state Sen. Wright's jail term ends quickly

    Former Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright showed up late Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence but was released almost immediately due to jail crowding, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said.

    A jury convicted Wright earlier this year on eight felony counts, including...

  • Football: Morningside Coach Derwin Henderson thanks Bay League teams

    Morningside Coach Derwin Henderson expressed words of gratitude to schools in the Bay League who sent flowers and condolences this week after the death of assistant coach Eddy Lewis to a fatal shooting on Saturday.

    Henderson said representatives from Palos Verdes, Mira Costa and Peninsula offered...

  • Suge Knight, Katt Williams arrested; allegedly stole camera
    Suge Knight, Katt Williams arrested; allegedly stole camera

    Former rap impresario Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams were arrested and charged Wednesday after allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer in Beverly Hills last month, officials said.

    Knight, 49, and Williams, 43, were each charged with one count of robbery in connection...

  • Football: Morningside players mourn loss of assistant coach in fatal shooting

    Grief counselors were at Inglewood Morningside on Monday helping football players deal with the death of assistant coach Eddy Lewis, who was killed in a shooting early Saturday in South Los Angeles.

    Lewis, 28, was dropping off a friend when a gunman opened fire, according to the LAPD.

    Lewis was...

  • Inglewood schools chief criticized over costs of his security detail
    Inglewood schools chief criticized over costs of his security detail

    When Don Brann arrived in Inglewood, his marching orders were clear: Keep the city's debt-plagued school district from tumbling into financial chaos.

    The state-appointed superintendent cut costs and trimmed staff to save the necessary millions, including laying off 23 on-campus security officers,...

  • Radio show 'Gang Talk' takes on violence in South L.A.
    Radio show 'Gang Talk' takes on violence in South L.A.

  • Stunt choreographers turn stars into stone-cold killers in 'John Wick'
    Stunt choreographers turn stars into stone-cold killers in 'John Wick'

    If you've ever watched some chiseled action hero coolly taking out bad guys onscreen and thought to yourself, "How hard could that be?" I have two words for you: Try it.

    On a recent afternoon, I paid a visit to 87Eleven in Inglewood, a stunt choreography studio run by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch,...

  • Buzzed-about Three Weavers brewery opens Saturday
    Buzzed-about Three Weavers brewery opens Saturday

    In a slate gray industrial building in Inglewood, a towering grain silo marks the newest tenant of the building - Three Weavers Brewing Co., a new project from a small team of industry veterans led by financial planner, entrepreneur and home brewer Lynn Weaver that is already generating considerable...

  • Fleetwood Mac adds tour dates — and marks an anniversary at the Forum
    Fleetwood Mac adds tour dates — and marks an anniversary at the Forum

    Fleetwood Mac has announced 28 more dates that will extend its "On with the Show" tour into 2015. These shows augment a run of dates that will see a return in December to the Forum in Inglewood, which regularly hosted the band during its 1970s and '80s peak.

    As with the ongoing string of dates,...

  • Official: No suspected Ebola cases in L.A. County
    Official: No suspected Ebola cases in L.A. County

    Seeking to calm Los Angeles County residents rattled by confusing reports about a patient rushed from LAX to Centinela Hospital late Tuesday night, officials have announced that there are no suspected or confirmed Ebola cases in the county at this time.

    "This traveler is not considered a suspected...

  • Teen's death aboard party bus focuses attention on a booming industry
    Teen's death aboard party bus focuses attention on a booming industry

    Amy Zisette is still trying to piece together what happened that warm July night. There was music. Dancing. And unspeakable tragedy.

    She does know that had she had been driving down the 405 Freeway and seen a bunch of teenagers standing up on an open-air, double-decker bus — so high they had to...

  • Wendell Brown dies at 69; homeless man offered up inspirational poems
    Wendell Brown dies at 69; homeless man offered up inspirational poems

    Motorists and passersby near Vicente Foods on San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood long ago grew accustomed to seeing a smiling Wendell Brown hold up a sign: Poems to Go or Uplifting Poems to Go.

    Many of them viewed it as an invitation to roll down a window, hand the tall, bearded Brown a dollar...

  • California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign
    California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign

    The leader of the California Senate on Friday called for the resignation of  Democratic Sen. Roderick Wright after he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying about living in his district.

    State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) called on his colleague to step down after...

  • State Sen. Wright jail sentence could trigger special election
    State Sen. Wright jail sentence could trigger special election

    The sentencing of Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright to 90 days in jail and a lifetime ban from public office on voting fraud charges Friday could end up requiring a special election but is unlikely to have a significant impact on the ability of Democrats to regain a supermajority in the...

  • California Sen. Rod Wright's 'arrogance' cited by judge at sentencing
    California Sen. Rod Wright's 'arrogance' cited by judge at sentencing

    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and banned for life from holding public office.

    Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy, after turning down Wright's...

  • Roderick Wright's sentencing for perjury, fraud postponed again
    Roderick Wright's sentencing for perjury, fraud postponed again

    The sentencing of state Sen. Roderick D. Wright for felony perjury and voter fraud was postponed again Wednesday to give his attorneys time to prepare paperwork requesting a new trial.

    Wright will return to court on Sept. 12, and Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy said she...

  • D.A. seeking six-month jail term for state Sen. Roderick Wright
    D.A. seeking six-month jail term for state Sen. Roderick Wright

    Prosecutors are asking a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to sentence suspended state Sen. Roderick D. Wright to six months in county jail, according to recent court filings.

    In addition to jail time, Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Bjorn Dodd wants the sentence for Wright, a Democrat...

  • Football: Inglewood seeks funds to feed players

    First-year Coach Jason Miller didn't mince words when trying to seek funds for a pregame meal for his Inglewood football players this fall.

    "Our school district is broke," he wrote in a fundraising plea with the headline, "Help feed Inglewood's football team."

    Here's the link for those who want...

  • Ceviche in Los Angeles: 8 great spots for the cool fish dish
    Ceviche in Los Angeles: 8 great spots for the cool fish dish

    Summer may be almost over, but that stubborn Southern California sun isn't going anywhere. For better or worse, Los Angeles is stuck with stunningly perfect weather, a perfect excuse to eat ceviche every day.

    Ceviches are in the same category as tacos and sushi: foods that our city absolutely excels...

  • L.A. County Fire Department links dispatch system to PulsePoint CPR app
    L.A. County Fire Department links dispatch system to PulsePoint CPR app

    Hoping to turn regular cellphone-toting Angelenos into rapid responders, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has linked its dispatch system to a cellphone app that will notify CPR-trained good Samaritans when someone in a public place nearby is having a cardiac arrest.

    The app, called PulsePoint,...

  • County Fire Dept. cardiac arrest app to 'crowd-source good Samaritans'
    County Fire Dept. cardiac arrest app to 'crowd-source good Samaritans'

    Hoping to turn regular cellphone-toting Angelenos into rapid responders, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has linked its dispatch system to a cellphone app that will notify CPR-trained good Samaritans when someone in a public place nearby is having a cardiac arrest.

    The app, called PulsePoint...

  • Football: Inglewood schools face tough challenge in Bay League

    Somebody please tell me how Inglewood and Morningside happen to be in the same football league with Palos Verdes, Mira Costa and Redondo. It's called the Bay League. I call it the haves versus the have-nots.

    Inglewood and Morningside each have good coaches in Jason Miller and Derwin Henderson,...

  • Football: Inglewood duo should make impact
    Football: Inglewood duo should make impact

    First-year Inglewood Coach Jason Miller knows who he's going to rely on this fall.

    He has two standout returning players in 6-foot-4 linebacker Michael Williams and defensive back De'Jaun Tyson, both seniors.

    Williams, a two-time all-league selection, should be one of the best players in the South...

  • A primer: Comparing voter fraud charges against two L.A. politicians
    A primer: Comparing voter fraud charges against two L.A. politicians

    With closing arguments set to begin Wednesday in the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, parallels have been drawn between his case and another residency law prosecution involving a veteran Los Angeles-area politician.

    In January, state Sen. Roderick...

  • Teen dies after hitting 405 overpass while standing on tour bus
    Teen dies after hitting 405 overpass while standing on tour bus

    A 16-year-old boy died Saturday, two days after he struck a freeway bridge while standing on the top section of a double-decker tour bus, authorities said.

    The boy was standing on the "open roof" section of the bus as the vehicle drove under the Arbor Vitae Street bridge on the 405 freeway in Inglewood,...

  • Sen. Rod Wright's voter fraud, perjury sentencing delayed again
    Sen. Rod Wright's voter fraud, perjury sentencing delayed again

    Sentencing of state Sen. Roderick D. Wright has been delayed again, this time until Sept. 3, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Monday.

    Attorneys for Wright, who was to have been sentenced July 21 on eight felony counts of voter fraud and perjury, want to have the jury verdicts...

  • Marina Shafir returns to MMA action at Chaos at the Casino 5
    Marina Shafir returns to MMA action at Chaos at the Casino 5

    Mixed martial arts: Budding Glendale Fighting Club star returns for second pro fight; kickboxing standout Jemyma Betrian to make MMA debut.

  • Suspect dead, officer shot in hand in Inglewood, police say
    Suspect dead, officer shot in hand in Inglewood, police say

    One suspect was killed and a police officer was wounded early Friday in a shooting in Inglewood, authorities said.

    Few details have been released about the shooting as detectives continue to comb through evidence at the scene.

    The shooting occurred as police responded to a report of a person screaming...

  • World Cup continues: Guelaguetza or Rosalind's?
    World Cup continues: Guelaguetza or Rosalind's?

    Mexico v. Cameroon, Friday 9 a.m.

    Cameroon’s national team, friends assure me, is more or less the Boston Celtics of African soccer, with Samuel Eto’o as its aging Larry Bird. The team has over the years gone on mini-strikes until they were paid – they did it again just this week. And who wouldn’t...

  • SigAlert: Truck carrying 8,000 pounds of lights overturns on 405
    SigAlert: Truck carrying 8,000 pounds of lights overturns on 405

    A tractor-trailer carrying 8,000 pounds of light fixtures overturned Tuesday afternoon on the southbound 405 Freeway in Inglewood, prompting officials to shut down an onramp while crews clean up.

    The driver of the rig was heading south from Olive Avenue at about 12:45 p.m. when he veered to the...

  • 'Severely decomposed' body found in car at Inglewood shopping center

    Police and coroner’s officials were investigating after a decomposing body was found inside a vehicle in the parking lot of an Inglewood shopping center.

    Inglewood police received a call regarding a foul odor and a suspicious vehicle parked near a Home Depot and an El Super grocery store in the...

  • Jonathan Gold's best restaurants: Coni'Seafood
    Jonathan Gold's best restaurants: Coni'Seafood

  • LAPD officer charged with attempted murder of estranged wife

    A veteran Los Angeles police officer — who allegedly threatened to kill his estranged wife as he was choking her until she passed out — has been charged with attempted murder, prosecutors said.

    Jose Robert Figueroa, 29, was charged Wednesday with three felonies: injury to a spouse, making criminal...

  • LAPD officer charged with attempted murder allegedly choked, tied up wife
    LAPD officer charged with attempted murder allegedly choked, tied up wife

    An LAPD officer charged with attempted murder this week threatened to kill and then choked his estranged wife until she passed out, prosecutors said.

    Jose Robert Figueroa, 29, was charged Wednesday with three felony counts: attempted murder, injury to a spouse and making criminal threats, according...

  • LAPD officer charged with attempted murder of estranged wife

    A Los Angeles police officer has been charged with the attempted murder of his estranged wife during an off-duty incident of domestic violence, prosecutors confirmed Thursday.

    Jose Robert Figueroa, 29, was charged with three felony counts of attempted murder, injuring a spouse and making criminal...

  • State Sen. Roderick Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21
    State Sen. Roderick Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21

    Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright, who represents an Inglewood district, has won a delay in his sentencing on voter fraud and perjury convictions.

    Wright was to have been sentenced May 16 and would have faced possible expulsion from the Legislature's upper house. His attorney was able to have...

  • State Sen. Rod Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21
    State Sen. Rod Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21

    State Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) has won a delay in his sentencing on voter fraud and perjury convictions.

    Wright was to have been sentenced on May 16 and face possible expulsion from the Legislature's upper house. His attorney was able to get the sentencing moved to July 21, the district...

  • Man sought in fatal Inglewood shooting considered armed and dangerous
    Man sought in fatal Inglewood shooting considered armed and dangerous

    A 59-year-old veteran is wanted for questioning in connection with the Friday fatal shooting of an Inglewood man, authorities said.

    Inglewood police believe Sherman Lee was involved in an argument with Hoover Carter moments before officers were called to the 700 block of Isis Avenue about 6:40...

  • Insurance premium subsidy boosted superintendent's pay to $772,457
    Insurance premium subsidy boosted superintendent's pay to $772,457

    Centinela Valley Union district paid $98,000 for Supt. Jose Fernandez's life insurance, making his compensation $772,457, not $674,559 as previously stated.

  • Probes target Centinela Valley school district superintendent's pay
    Probes target Centinela Valley school district superintendent's pay

    Supt. Jose Fernandez made nearly $675,000 last year, far more than the leaders of much larger systems. He is put on paid leave.

  • Bus crash victim spent last moments helping others escape
    Bus crash victim spent last moments helping others escape

    Ismael Jimenez, 18, a student at Animo Inglewood Charter High School, was a hero, a charter official says. Jimenez died in the bus crash.

  • Superintendent's pay in South Bay district called 'excessive'
    Superintendent's pay in South Bay district called 'excessive'

    The superintendent of the small Centinela Valley Union High School District, Jose Fernandez, made $674,559 last year, far more than the New York and Los Angeles school district heads.

  • Plight of 2 toddlers puts spotlight on L.A. County family program
    Plight of 2 toddlers puts spotlight on L.A. County family program

    The children, 2 and 3, are found on a busy South L.A. street seeking food. Their mother was enrolled in program designed to keep families together.

  • A legendary racehorse will get a new resting place
    A legendary racehorse will get a new resting place

    Native Diver is being exhumed at the former Hollywood Park racetrack, and he'll be stored at Del Mar until a new burial spot is prepared.

  • Police end Inglewood High School student walkout over spending
    Police end Inglewood High School student walkout over spending

    Police quashed a demonstration Wednesday at Inglewood High School after hundreds of students attempted to walk out of their classrooms in protest of school administrators, authorities said.

    Dozens of officers responded to a disturbance call from the school at 231 S. Grevillea Ave. about 1 p.m.,...

  • Man killed at Inglewood bus stop was 23; motive for attack unclear
    Man killed at Inglewood bus stop was 23; motive for attack unclear

    A man who was gunned down near a bus stop in Inglewood this week was identified Wednesday as 23-year-old Akeem Dashawn Leggins.

    Leggins was found at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday lying on the sidewalk near a bus stop at the intersection of West Beach Avenue and Venice Way with an apparent gunshot wound, according...

  • Man charged with murder for alleged fatal blow to taxi driver
    Man charged with murder for alleged fatal blow to taxi driver

    A man who allegedly punched a cabdriver in the head, knocking him to the ground and eventually killing him, has been charged with murder.

    The driver, 53-year-old Eddy Nwanyanwu of Hawthorne, was in a business or shopping center in the 12800 block of South Prairie Avenue on Feb. 10 when "he became...

  • Man slain in Inglewood shooting; detectives seek motive
    Man slain in Inglewood shooting; detectives seek motive

    A man was gunned down in Inglewood and pronounced dead at a trauma center, police said Tuesday night.

    The victim was shot multiple times near a bus stop by West Beach Avenue and Venice Way. He was believed to be in his mid-20s, said Lt. Mark Fried of the Inglewood Police Department.

    Fried said...

  • Wright introduces bill to downgrade nonviolent felony convictions
    Wright introduces bill to downgrade nonviolent felony convictions

    The Inglewood-area Democrat has been convicted of lying about his residence. A spokesman says the bill wasn't meant to benefit him.

  • California Sen. Rod Wright convicted of perjury, voter fraud
    California Sen. Rod Wright convicted of perjury, voter fraud

    A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday convicted state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on all eight counts in his perjury and voter fraud trial.

    The Inglewood Democrat was indicted by a Los Angeles County grand jury in September 2010. He had pleaded not guilty and said he thought he had been following the law in...

  • Jockeying for memorabilia at Hollywood Park
    Jockeying for memorabilia at Hollywood Park

    Fans preview items up for auction at the 75-year-old Inglewood racetrack, which has thundered into history.

  • California Sen. Rod Wright's perjury, voter fraud trial goes to jury
    California Sen. Rod Wright's perjury, voter fraud trial goes to jury

    More than three years after state Sen. Roderick D. Wright's indictment on perjury and voter fraud charges, the Inglewood Democrat's case went to the jury on Friday.

    The trial began with opening arguments on Jan. 8 before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy and grew heated at...

  • Sen. Wright says he never considered house his "domicile"
    Sen. Wright says he never considered house his "domicile"

    Things got testy Friday afternoon when state Sen. Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood) was being cross-examined during his perjury and voter fraud trial.

    In his second day on the witness stand, Wright told jurors he  "never considered" his Baldwin Hills house "a domicile."

    The definition of "domicile," ...

  • Inglewood's renovated Forum is mostly fabulous
    Inglewood's renovated Forum is mostly fabulous

    For Forum concert-goers, the memories are warm and 'sound is perfect.'

  • Sen. Wright takes the stand in his perjury, voter fraud trial
    Sen. Wright takes the stand in his perjury, voter fraud trial

    State Sen. Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood) took the stand Thursday afternoon in his perjury and voter fraud trial.

    Wright's attorney, Winston Kevin McKesson, asked the veteran legislator about how long he has lived in the area and the various political jobs he has held, starting as a Pepperdine...

  • Live review: The Eagles christen the Forum, take it easy
    Live review: The Eagles christen the Forum, take it easy

    Throughout the history of Southern California rock, two bands have loomed largest in America's popular imagination: the Beach Boys and the Eagles. 

    While the Beach Boys presented a more wholesome lifestyle involving fun (fun, fun), surfing, and chasing girls, the Eagles sold more records, attracted...

  • Former Lakers star Robert Horry involved in injury crash
    Former Lakers star Robert Horry involved in injury crash

    Former Lakers star Robert K. Horry was in a traffic collision Tuesday evening in South L.A. with a motorcyclist that ended with the biker being taken to a hospital with what were described as moderate injuries.

    Horry, 43, was driving a 2014 Infiniti east on the 105 Freeway west of Normandie Avenue...

  • State senator's renter suggests he did not live in Inglewood home
    State senator's renter suggests he did not live in Inglewood home

    Witness testifies that state Sen. Roderick D. Wright never slept or cooked at the Inglewood address he used to vote and run for office.

  • State Sen. Roderick Wright's trial to get underway this week
    State Sen. Roderick Wright's trial to get underway this week

    More than three years after a grand jury indicted state Sen. Roderick Wright on charges of perjury and voting fraud, the Inglewood Democrat's trial is scheduled to start on Thursday. 

    Jury selection will begin in the morning on the first day the court is open after the New Year's Day holiday, according...

  • Korean War POW finally laid to rest
    Korean War POW finally laid to rest

    It took more than 60 years for Sgt. Joseph Gantt to return home from war, but his wife and friends can now say goodbye to their hero.

  • Funeral services to be held today for Korean War veteran
    Funeral services to be held today for Korean War veteran

    Funeral services will be held Saturday for an Army sergeant whose remains were identified and returned to his 94-year-old widow earlier this month, 63 years after his death as a prisoner of war in Korea.

    Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt will receive full military honors at his funeral, scheduled for...

  • Funeral for Korean War POW missing 63 years set for Saturday

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt, whose remains were returned to his widow 63 years after he went missing during the Korean War, will be laid to rest Saturday in Inglewood.

    An Army honor guard will escort Joseph’s widow, Clara Gantt, 94, into the Dwelling Place Foursquare Church around 11 a.m....

  • After 75 years, Hollywood Park to host final races
    After 75 years, Hollywood Park to host final races

    After 75 years, Hollywood Park will host its final races Sunday before closing for good.

    Eleven races are scheduled for the track’s final day, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending with the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-olds.

    The Inglewood racetrack, where Seabiscuit won the inaugural running...

  • Widow, 94, receives remains of fallen husband, killed in Korean War
    Widow, 94, receives remains of fallen husband, killed in Korean War

    After 63 years of holding out hope her husband would someday return, Clara Gantt finally gets closure.

  • Man accused of shooting officer in Inglewood standoff to be arraigned
    Man accused of shooting officer in Inglewood standoff to be arraigned

    A man who allegedly shot and injured a police officer during a hostage standoff in Inglewood last month is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of attempted murder.

    Christopher Warsaw, 45, was arrested on Nov. 27 after he surrendered to police following hours of negotiations.

    Warsaw had...

  • Renegade Hollywood Park flamingos may be last to leave racetrack
    Renegade Hollywood Park flamingos may be last to leave racetrack

    A pair of flamingos might be the last to leave Betfair Hollywood Park when the Inglewood racetrack finally closes Sunday.

    The bright pink birds were supposed to make the move to Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero last week with 10 other flamingos that lived in the infield lake at the 75-year-old...

  • Man charged with attempted murder of officer in Inglewood standoff
    Man charged with attempted murder of officer in Inglewood standoff

    A man who allegedly shot and injured a police officer during a hostage standoff in Inglewood last week was charged Tuesday with multiple counts of attempted murder of a police officer, kidnapping and child abuse.

    Christopher Warsaw, 45, was charged with 26 felony counts. They included 10 counts...

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